Happy Monday everyone! Yesterday Dee and I worked on our Marathon training - since I have not been able to work on mine for over 2 weeks due to my surgery I was ready to jump in and walk my 4 miles for this week - there is this really nice park not far from where Dee lives so off we went.
I have to say this is a really nice park - the walk way is laid out with gravel instead of asphalt which to me makes it a more relaxing walk and the view was so beautiful; people walking their dogs, squirrels everywhere and really nice people walking on the path that actually spoke to us when we were walking by. Now Dee has a better stride than I do so she was well ahead of me which is fine with me as I really don't like to talk that much when I am trying to focus on my training (and luckily she is the same way). About an hour into the walk I was feeling really great and wondering just how far I actually had been walking (I was not really paying much mind because I was having such a great time) and Dee called me on my cell and said I am going around one more time and I am done - I asked her how many times do you go around the trail for 1 mile and she said once - I went WHAT that means I have walked 5 miles already (in 1 hour and 15 mins.)! Yep I went over my goal and did not even realize it! I am so excited - it just goes to show when you are focused on accomplishing something and you are really enjoying it you even surprise yourself with what you can do.
Today I am really feeling it but in a good way - I am just so proud to say I am back on track and ready to walk 10 miles in a couple of weeks (6 week training ends there - you never actually walk 13 miles before the marathon - you just keep walking 8 to 10 miles up until the walk) and I can feel confident in knowing that I can surpass my goals.
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